Call it the end of an era.
It's no longer necessary to lead off any discussion about bad NHL contracts with talk of Scott Gomez.
Both Gomez and Wade Redden were bought out by the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers, respectively, at the end of the lockout.
Both got their freedom and signed new deals. Gomez (one-year, $700,000) will be playing for the San Jose Sharks, while Wade Redden (one-year, $800,000) has already scored two goals for the St. Louis Blues.
But there are still plenty of painful contracts for NHL teams to carry.
Just because a player has a "bad" contract does not mean he is a poor or under-productive player. Good players can have awful contracts.
Here are the 10 worst contracts in the NHL right now.